Time to automate identification

Journal name:
Nature
Volume:
467,
Pages:
154–155
Date published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/467154a
Published online

Taxonomists should work with specialists in pattern recognition, machine learning and artificial intelligence, say Norman MacLeod, Mark Benfield and Phil Culverhouse — more accuracy and less drudgery will result.

References

  1. Colquhoun, W. P. Ergonomics 2, 367372 (1959).
  2. Zachariasse, W. J. et al. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletins 17, 1265 (1978).
  3. Simpson, R., Culverhouse, P. F., Ellis, R. & Williams, R. IEEE Conf. Neural Networks Ocean Eng. 223230 (IEEE, 1991).
  4. Ginsburg, R. N. Mar. Micropaleontol. 29, 6768 (1997).
  5. Kelly, M. G. Water Res. 35, 27842788 (2001).
  6. Gobalet, K. W. J. Archaeol. Sci. 28, 377386 (2001).
  7. Culverhouse, P. F., Williams, R., Reguera, B., Herry, V. & González-Gil, S. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247, 1725 (2003).
  8. Gauld, I. D., O'Neill, M. A. & Gaston, K. J. in Hymenoptera: Evolution, Biodiversity and Biological Control (eds Austin, A. D. & Dowton, M.) 303312 (CSIRO, 2000).
  9. Culverhouse, P. F. in Automated Taxon Identification in Systematics: Theory, Approaches and Applications (ed. MacLeod, N.) 25 (CRC Press, 2007).
  10. The Global Taxonomy Initiative; http://go.nature.com/fhA3T2

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Norman MacLeod is in the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
    n.macleod@nhm.ac.uk

  2. Mark Benfield is in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA.
    mbenfie@lsu.edu

  3. Phil Culverhouse is at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA. UK.
    pculverhouse@plymouth.ac.uk

Author details

Additional data